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Schedule of Activities

Wednesday Evening Open House

7:30 P.M. Introduction and instruction
8:00 - 9:00 Sitting (with chanting, kinhin and reading) in Zendo
9:00 Informal Tea in the Library

Weekend Meditation Retreats

Weekend sittings are usually on the second weekend of the month, 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM on Saturday and 4:30 AM - Noon on Sunday. The next meditation retreats are May 17-19, 2019 and June 7-9, 2019.

    Download schedule for the May 17-19 Weekend Zen Retreat.

The schedule for the Weekend Zen Retreat, May 17-19, 2019 is:
  • Friday, May 17:
  • 7:30 - 9:00 PM Film: Mindfulness - Be Happy Now.

  • Saturday, May 18:
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon Zazen with chanting
    12:00 Noon -1:30 PM Lunch Break
    1:30-4:30 PM Zazen with a reading
    4:30-5:30 PM Dinner Break
    6:00-9:00 PM Zazen

  • Sunday, May 19:
  • 4:30-7:30 AM Zazen with chanting
    7:30-9:00 AM Breakfast break
    9:00 AM-10:00 AM Zazen with a reading
    10:30 AM Departure for Woodlawn Cemetery
  • Woodlawn Cemetery, Sunday, May 19:
  • 12:00 Noon Ceremony at Sokei-an Sasaki's gravesite
Experienced meditators preferred. Wear loose-fitting, comfortable clothing. Bring your own meals or prepare to eat out, since food is not provided. Please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the start of any meditation block. Readings for the May retreat will be taken from The Therigatha -- Poems of the First Buddhist Women.

Contact First Zen Institute staff: FZI staff.

Zazen for members and invited guests

Morning: Tuesday - Friday 6:30 - 7:30 A.M.
Evening: Wednesday 8:00 - 9:00 P.M.